Private Septimus George Backhouse

Army Number: 10393

Battalion: 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

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Born at Coddington, near Newark, Nottinghamshire. Son of Joseph and Mary Ann Backhouse of 16, Balderton Gate, Newark. He enlisted at Newark and was a professional soldier, serving in India before going to France on 4th November 1914. He was killed in action on 17th November 1914, aged 30, whilst serving in the line near Pont Du Hem, France.

Commemorated: Le Touret Memorial, France. Panel 26 and 27.

Le Touret Memorial, France.

Private Septimus George Backhouse is also commemorated on the following local memorials:-
Newark Cemetery War Memorial, Newark, Nottinghamshire.
St. Mary’s Church Borough of Newark Roll of Honour War Memorial, Newark, Nottinghamshire.